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Nov 8, 2012 6:00am EST
approaching this morning. john boehner says he and republicans are willing to work with president obama and democrats to reach a deal to avoid sweeping cuts and tack hikes. boehner warns that a deal won't come easily. >> we won't solve the problem of our fiscal imbalance overnight and certainly won't do it in a lame-duck session of congress and it won't be solved by taking a plunge off the fiscal cliff. what we can do is avert the cliff in a manner that serves as a down payment on and a catalyst for major solutions enacted in 2013 to begin to solve the problem. >> speaker boehner says the deal could include new tax revenue to help reduce the national debt. >>> new this morning, we've learned president obama will be making a ground breaking trip in two weeks. an official from the southeast asian country of myanmar says the president will visit on either november 18th or 19th. it will be the first ever visit to that country by a u.s. president. the obama administration is trying to encourage democracy in that country. the president is already scheduled to visit nearby thailand and cambodi
Nov 9, 2012 5:00am EST
, democrats say, to raising taxes, especially on the wealthy. now, house speaker john boehner sort of opened the door to new revenue. conservatives say he wasn't talking about raising taxes. he wasn't talking about growing the economy. so as people earn more, we end up getting more tax revenue from those larger earnings. all of this may not calm wall street because whatever they do between now and the end of the year may be temporary if they continue to work out the big picture. what we do know, the congressional budget office says, if congress does nothing, we could be looking at 9% unemployment next year. >> tracie potts live on capitol hill. tracie, thank you. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton has said she does not plan to stay with the obama administration for his second term. that has sparked a lot of questions about who the president would choose to fill that spot. it appears u.n. ambassador susan rice is emerging as a leading candidate. according to bloomberg news, several white house officials say rice is close to the president and has a similar foreign policy philosophy as the
Nov 11, 2012 6:00am EST
able to drive a hard bargain on taxes that wealthier americans should pay more. john boehner is signaling some room for compromise, but it may be tough over tax rates. the negotiations are going to start and they've got to be intense now if they're going to do something to head off this train wreck that's coming. >> looking back at the election, what can republicans take away from obama's re-election? >> that if they're going to win the white house again, they have to be a bigger party than they are. they are primarily a party of white men. they have lost ground with the changing demographics of the country. the president expanded the coalition of younger people, women, minorities, latinos, republicans have been left behind in that area. and they're going to have to figure out where they go from here if they're really going to expand as a party. >> and on the flip side of things, i know we're only -- we're not even a week away from when the election happened, but are we able to pinpoint how president obama won? >> yeah. he won by expanding his coalition of young people, of minor
Nov 8, 2012 5:00am EST
a spending plan. house speaker john boehner says he is willing to work with president obama to reach a deal. boehner says this week's election is proof the american people want republicans and democrats to work together for a solution to a crisis that could plunge the country back into a recession. >> the american people have spoken. they've re-elected president obama and they have again re-elected a republican majority in the house of representatives. if there's a mandate in yesterday's results, it's a mandate for us to find a way to work together on the solutions to the challenges that we all face as a nation. >> boehner says the deal could include new tax revenue to help reduce the national debt. >>> don't be surprised if you've lost a few friends on facebook if you've shared your thoughts on the election on the social networking site. the election is sparking a facebook feud. those posts often offended people with different political believes. some took the dramatic step of unfriending the ranters, and for those not ready to end the friendship over politics, there's always the op
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